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"La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Labrador e Groenlandia con le Isole Adiacenti di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: Eastern Canada & Greenland
Period: 1778 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo…
Color: Hand Color
16.2 x 11.8 inches
41.1 x 30 cm
This is a very handsome map focused on Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, part of Greenland, Labrador and Northern Canada to beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70° N. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible Northwest Passage, in addition to a few other potential passages emanating from Hudson Bay. This is a near identical variant of Bonne's map (1771) of the same area. The map is adorned with an attractive floral cartouche. Drawn by G. Giuliani and engraved by G. Pitteri.
References: Kershaw #479; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol. 4 #40.
Contemporary color on a sheet with a three crescent moons watermark. There are two small worm tracks adjacent to the centerfold and a couple of small spots.